Co­me­dian Griff Rhys-jones heads to Canterbury to talk about our cities

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Ac­claimed co­me­dian, ac­tor and writer Griff Rhys Jones comes to the county next week to talk on an­other subject - the fu­ture of the na­tion’s towns and cities. His free talk at the Univer­sity of Kent in Canterbury on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3, has been co-or­gan­ised by the univer­sity and the Canterbury So­ci­ety. Griff is pres­i­dent of Civic Voice, the na­tional body for civic so­ci­eties such as the Canterbury So­ci­ety, and is well known for his con­cern about the qual­ity of our towns and cities, and in par­tic­u­lar his­toric cities, like Canterbury. Griff’s talk will fo­cus on his con­cerns about the way the plan­ning sys­tem has handed con­trol of the de­vel­op­ment of towns cities to the con­struc­tion in­dus­try and what this means for their growth and her­itage. He comes to the county fresh from his lat­est tour, Where was I? which ex­plored his trav­els in life, in­clud­ing to the Gala­pa­gos, In­dia and the many TV pro­grammes he has made from A Slow Train to Africa, In Search of the Black Rhino, and Three Men In A Boat. He brought the show to the Folke­stone Quar­ter­house only last month.

Griff’s free talk will be at the Templeman Lec­ture The­atre on the univer­sity’s Canterbury cam­pus. No book­ing is re­quired, with seats avail­able on a first come, first served ba­sis.

Park­ing is free on cam­pus from 5pm.

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